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The workings of the maximum entropy principle in collective human behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23152105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present an exhaustive study of the rank-distribution of city-population and population-dynamics of the 50 Spanish provinces (more than 8000 municipalities) in a time-window of 15 years (1996-2010). We exhibit compelling evidence regarding how well the MaxEnt principle describes the equilibrium distributions. We show that the microscopic dynamics that governs population growth is the deciding factor that originates the observed macroscopic distributions. The connection between microscopic dynamics and macroscopic distributions is unravelled via MaxEnt.
Authors:
A Hernando; R Hernando; A Plastino; A R Plastino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1742-5662     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Interface     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  2013-04-19     Revised Date:  2014-01-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101217269     Medline TA:  J R Soc Interface     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20120758     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Male
Models, Theoretical*
Population Dynamics*
Social Behavior*
Spain
Urban Population*
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